36 Cranberry Sauce Recipes [Gluten Free & More]

I used to think that cranberry sauce was something you make for thanksgiving then toss it in the trash at the end of the night. Boy was I wrong!

Cranberry sauce is a humble and diverse side dish that can be used to add flavor to sweet and savory dishes alike. Next time you have a batch of cranberry sauce, save your leftovers and try one of these creative recipes. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Cranberry Sauce Good for You?

Generally speaking, cranberry sauce is good for you. The base ingredient in cranberry sauce is cranberries. Cranberries are packed with antioxidants.

The ingredient in cranberry sauce that is unhealthy is sugar. When you make your sauce, be cautious of the amount of sugar you use.

Taste as you go and try using fruit sweeteners like orange juice in place of some of the sugar. The less sugar you use in your sauce the healthier your cranberry sauce will be.

How Long is Leftover Cranberry Sauce Good For?

Leftover cranberry sauce is good for 10-14 days if stored properly. Store cranberry sauce in an airtight container in your refrigerator. Consume leftover cranberry within 10-14 days of making the sauce.

How to Store Leftover Cranberry Sauce?

To store leftover cranberry sauce, place your sauce in an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator for 10-14 days. Or freeze your leftover cranberry sauce and save it for up to 6-months in your freezer. 

Can You Freeze Leftover Cranberry Sauce?

Yes, you can freeze your leftover cranberry sauce for up to six months in your freezer. Be sure to store your leftover cranberry sauce in an airtight container before freezing.

Final Considerations

If this list doesn’t have you craving cranberries then I don’t know what will! I actually want to make a batch of cranberry sauce right now so I can have some of these recipes again. 

From sweet to savory, the tart and humble cranberry is the star of all of these cranberry-inspired recipes. Don’t let another batch of cranberry sauce spoil in your fridge ever again! Make these wonderful treats instead!